The Cheat (1931 American pre Code Drama film) DVD

PLOT Plot Elsa Carlyle (Tallulah Bankhead), in contrast to her charming personality and loving relationship with her indulgent husband, Jeffrey (Harvey Stephens), is a compulsive gambler and spendthrift who is overly concerned with social standing and appearances. Jeffrey tries to…

The Cheat  (1931 American pre Code Drama film) DVD

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Elsa Carlyle (Tallulah Bankhead), in contrast to her charming personality and loving relationship with her indulgent husband, Jeffrey (Harvey Stephens), is a compulsive gambler and spendthrift who is overly concerned with social standing and appearances.

Jeffrey tries to convince Elsa to avoid spending while he makes investments in an effort to provide them with enough wealth to live comfortably for the rest of their lives, but she had impulsively placed a large bet and immediately is $10,000 in debt. Later, after helping raise money for a charitable cause, she steals this money and invests it in a stock scheme, and promptly loses it as well when the stock tanks………

Directed by George Abbott and starring Tallulah Bankhead and Harvey Stephens. The film is a remake of the 1915 silent film of the same name, directed by Cecil B. DeMille.

Cast
Tallulah Bankhead as Elsa Carlyle
Harvey Stephens as Jeffrey Carlyle
Irving Pichel as Hardy Livingstone
Jay Fassett as Terrell
Ann Andrews as Mrs. Albright
William Ingersoll as Croupier
Hanaki Yoshiwara as Japanese Servant
Willard Dashiell as Judge
Edward Keane as Defense Attorney
Robert Strange as District Attorney
Ruth Donnelly as Woman in Court Behind Elsa (uncredited)
Jimmy Granato as Orchestra Musician (uncredited)
Porter Hall as Leslie (uncredited)
Arthur Hohl as Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Millard Mitchell as Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Henry Warwick as Butler (uncredited)

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